Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Eric Swedenburg is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he is Co-Head of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice and a member of the Executive Committee. Eric focuses on representing companies in a wide range of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and other significant corporate transactions. He also regularly counsels clients on shareholder activism, corporate governance and general corporate and securities law matters. In addition to his work with public companies and special committees of boards of directors, Eric has extensive experience in advising non-public corporations, private equity firms and financial advisors in both U.S. domestic and cross-border M&A transactions across a number of industry verticals.
Some of his recent transactions have included representing SiriusXM, Mars, Dover, Change Healthcare, TransUnion, The Mosaic Company, Ingersoll Rand, SunPower, BellRing Brands, CorePoint Lodging, McKesson, Vodafone Group and Wyeth.
Eric has published various articles on M&A subjects and frequently speaks on M&A, shareholder activism and corporate matters, including as a regular panel participant in the annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute, which is recognized as one of the premier M&A, corporate and securities law conferences in the country.
The American Lawyer named Eric a “Dealmaker of the Year” in 2009 for his role representing Wyeth in its $68 billion sale to Pfizer, and Eric has been recognized by a number of other publications, including Chambers USA, quoting a client who commented that Eric is “practical and results oriented” with a “no-nonsense approach to the transaction.”